Pope Francis admits he sometimes falls asleep while praying

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Pope Francis has admitted that he sometimes nods off while praying, the BBC reports.

“When I pray, sometimes I fall asleep,” he said in an episode of a Catholic TV2000 television programme published on Youtube.

“Saint Theresa used to do it too”, the 80-year-old pontiff said – in reference to the 19th Century Catholic saint.

But he said that falling asleep during prayer actually pleased God and that Christians were called to “feel like children lying in their fathers’ arms”.

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